Goliat | To Øl

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
To Øl
Denmark
to-ol.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The great warrior of Gath. The mighty champion of the Philistines. Embedded in ancient folklore and religion. Coming from the World of Old. His size and stature is not human. He is bigger. The armor of Goliat is black. Creamy black lacings. Stands with a towering height. He can grab elements from both earth and heaven. Earthy, roasted, notes from the earth. Warming, pungent, sweet notes from the skies. His heart is beating slowly, almost endlessly slow. This man is thought to be invincible!

Ingredients: Water, barley malt, roasted barley, dark cassonade sugar, flaked oats, hops, gourmet coffee and yeast.

Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.

Added by aasher on 04-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
351
Reviews:
93
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
8.55%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
78
For Trade:
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.95/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Rich, smoky aroma has a dominate note of quality coffee and hints of unsweet chocolate and licorice, plus a touch of - anchovy? It pours a deep, rich sable with a thick tan head that leaves generous lacing. Superb flavor has a core of quality roast coffee and notes of chocolate and brown sugar plus hints of licorice and burnt hops. Smooth texture has plenty of body, but lacks fizz. This is a must for Stouties - danged near perfect.

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4.85/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.85/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Geez, I'm hittin on all cylinders tonight; another understated powerhouse. Poured at cellar temperature with a mammoth, tan, fluffy, frothy, thick, creamy, tan head that slowly settled, & with almost total lacing. Color is an opaque brown black. Aroma is malt, coffee, roast, cocoa, weed. Flavor's like nose, sweet is only slightly more dominant in the sweet/bitter/carbonic tang mix. Also is a little fuit. Body is soft, but cut by perfect carbonation. Finish is like flavor, fairly long and boozy. Yummmm

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4.84/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Truly amazing beer. By far the best Imperial Stout I've tasted. Gonna get me another bottle for aging. Goliat was a mighty warrior (defeated, but still), and this is a mighty beer.

Appearance: before opening the bottle I was almost certain it was painted black. Really, even the texture of the glass seemed like painted. Beer itself is pitch black with a thick tan / dark tan head. Great lacing.

Aroma: dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and some nice alcohol notes in the back. A perfect combination considering the time of year.

Taste: coffee and roasted malts with the first few sips, later comes dark chocolate with alcohol again. Flavours are intense and "in your face", except the alcohol notes, those are still very pleasant and warming, but doesn't feel like a 10,1% ABV.

Mouthfeel: very low carbonation, but not flat. Medium to full bodied.

Overall: Outstanding Imperial Stout, a beer you have to try.

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4.82/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle purchased at Oliver's Beverage in Albany, NY.

This pours a dark black, with a substantial one inch mocha-colored head, and a little bit of lacing.

Oh wow, the coffee aroma on this one is nuts. Dark, black espresso beans are all up in the aroma, with some cream and sugar, honestly, vanilla is a big part, as well as chocolate.

This is possibly the most coffee forward beer I've ever had. The coffee flavor is delicious, and a bit raw and earthy, and super dark and roasty. The cane sugar is a really nice addition to this one, definitely makes it feel like a coffee with cream and sugar. There's some chocolate as well, and some roasted malt. This is absolutely super delicious.

This is super super creamy, with a lower level of carbonation. This is super drinkable.

This was a huge surprise, one of the best coffee stouts I've ever had, and also just simply one of the best beers I've ever had.

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4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deep thick black pour with 2 fingers of dark brown head, slow dissipation and a lot f lacing left behind (for the style at least). Smells like.. Is this wen more Jesus?.. Jeez, his smells fucking fantastic. Tons of dark roasty grains, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, toffee, butterscotch.
The flavor? Coffee up front, chocolaty, sweet milk chocolate and subtle molasses.. Dark charred roastyness evens things out. This is a fantastic stout.
Body feels a bit thin for how heavy this drinks - if that makes sense. A bit boozy with nice chest warmth, low carbonation and very very enjoyable.

This along with even more Jesus are my top 2 non barrel aged imperial stouts. Do not pass this one up.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I cannot get over how much I love this beer. The combination of coffee and a semi sweet stout finished with a bit of funky yeast hits all of my pleasure zones.

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Goliat from To Øl
4.21 out of 5 based on 351 ratings.
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